(Original post by Anomaly11)
I'm hoping so - when I'm on hormones and stuff, things should (crossing fingers) get better... I haven't changed my name yet (as I haven't got one yet
), so they still know me as "female". I've just got to get over myself for now, basically, and hope I get on hormones etc soon. Thanks for the wisdom and perspective though
Yep, definitely good progress - thank you
! My dad's still doing the half-sarcastic thing whenever he tries though - but that's his kind of default mode, so he does it with anything and everything anyway...
If it helps at all, I've been out to my parents for over 2 years now, so they've had quite a while to get used to it all (not that that makes it any easier, I know, but still). Gender's also one of my "special interests", so it comes up at every opportunity, even if it's nothing to do with me - they've had a forced education over the years
... I've been somewhat masculine-looking by choice since puberty, so they were used to me presenting correctly before I came out - although it's probably easier for me to have presented as myself publicly than for you to, I assume? Maybe I shouldn't assume.
Patience is always advisable - as my Aspie mentor continually reminds me... And it looks like you've got the right approach - presenting as yourself around the people who understand and are the most supportive first, and then working up to those who may take longer. They'll get there, but try to ease them into it if you can, and make it as easy for them as you can, and they'll probably appreciate your sensitivity to their concerns and deal with it better.
You're dyslexic? Seriously - you can't tell at all
And dare I suggest it makes you even more brave for starting a blog despite that fact?
I like the photos - they have a really cool effect in the background (although it may not have been deliberate, it's still cool). Can't think of the word for it, but it's a good thing, if that helps